July 5, 2010

Don’t Plan Without God

Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass —Psalm 37:5
Don’t plan without God. God seems to have a delightful way of upsetting the plans we have made, when we have not taken Him into account. We get ourselves into circumstances that were not chosen by God, and suddenly we realize that we have been making our plans without Him— that we have not even considered Him to be a vital, living factor in the planning of our lives. And yet the only thing that will keep us from even the possibility of worrying is to bring God in as the greatest factor in all of our planning.
In spiritual issues it is customary for us to put God first, but we tend to think that it is inappropriate and unnecessary to put Him first in the practical, everyday issues of our lives. If we have the idea that we have to put on our “spiritual face” before we can come near to God, then we will never come near to Him. We must come as we are.
Don’t plan with a concern for evil in mind. Does God really mean for us to plan without taking the evil around us into account? “Love . . . thinks no evil” ( 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 ). Love is not ignorant of the existence of evil, but it does not take it into account as a factor in planning. When we were apart from God, we did take evil into account, doing all of our planning with it in mind, and we tried to reason out all of our work from its standpoint.
Don’t plan with a rainy day in mind. You cannot hoard things for a rainy day if you are truly trusting Christ. Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled . . .” (John 14:1 ). God will not keep your heart from being troubled. It is a command— “Let not. . . .” To do it, continually pick yourself up, even if you fall a hundred and one times a day, until you get into the habit of putting God first and planning with Him in mind.

Have a wonderful day and be sure to put God first in every detail!


  1. You have a wonderful day too, Tamara:)

  2. Hey Tamara,,,this was an Awesome post about our AWESOMEST God,,,indescribable HE is!!! I find this post so very true and so many times I really do have to remind myself to do just this...Kent, my Hubb's and I do on a regular basis. The enemy can be so tricky at times. But if our foothold is with the LORD we are better prepared through HIM for, well, anything..
    Thanks for sharing your heart with all of us..
    Blessings and Hugs Dena

  3. hi Tamara
    one of my favorite sayings is if you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans!
    its all in his hands

  4. What lovely thoughts and scripture with which to begin the day. Thanks you. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary